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rentier

[ rahn-tyey ]
/ rɑ̃ˈtyeɪ /
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noun, plural ren·tiers [rahn-tyey]. /rɑ̃ˈtyeɪ/. French.
a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.
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British Dictionary definitions for rentier

rentier
/ French (rɑ̃tje) /

noun
  1. a person whose income consists primarily of fixed unearned amounts, such as rent or bond interest
  2. (as modifier)the rentier class

Word Origin for rentier

from rente; see rent 1
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